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The regular election of political representatives is not enough to ensure progress towards democracy. We need to facilitate the general public's influence, deliberation, co-production and decisions on matters that affect them.
Part of those policy decisions are taken through citizen participation, transcending individual perspectives, so that a collective stance holds sway.
This right would be a mere empty proclamation if it were not accompanied by the means for promoting it and removing obstacles that hinder it. For this reason, Barcelona City Council is fostering the improvement of participation channels, in order to make them more accessible, open and transparent. And at the same time, it is fostering the use of face-to-face and digital formats that help to increase participation and facilitate the maximum diversity of participants, adapting participation channels to the plurality and complexity of the people who share a city like Barcelona, and who constitute its wealth. Because democracy is created by everyone working together.